What compelled the Magi to travel such a huge distance, bring such costly gifts and bow in worship to a Hebrew child in a small village? What does it have to do with us? Find out this Christmas Eve message, A Magi Story.
"The bad news is hell is real. The good news is you don't have to go there." Audio: Notes: Jerry Lee Lewis is one of the pioneers of rock and roll. "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going on" and "Goodness gracious, Great Balls of Fire!"… Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986… Lifetime achievement award in … Continue reading The Sobering Subject of Hell – Mt. 22:1-14
This is the seventh and final message in our sermon series, The Faith-FULL Life. Listen here: Just a few weeks ago, a 23-year-old Canadian woman drove her car straight into a bay on Lake Ontario. Since it was a dark and rainy night, so she was paying especially close attention to her GPS. Thankfully, she … Continue reading When the Path Seems Pointless – Matthew 14:22-36
This is the next message is our series, Next Steps, oringinally preached on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014.
This is message #3 in our No Longer Bound series.
Sunday, September 1, 2013 • Message #3 in The Blessed Life series Listen here —> The Blessing of Renouncing My Rights/Meekness
This is the Creekstone message from Sunday, September 9, 2012.
“The Greatest is the Servant” • Matthew 20:20-28 Last week we began a 4-week series, “Wrong Way: 4 Unexpected Principles that Will Turn Your Life Around." Today we are going to look at the second principle that will turn our lives around —> “The Greatest is the Servant” Intro. You've probably never heard of Mike Murphy... So, … Continue reading Sermon Notes for Sept. 9, 2012
Here are the notes and audio from the Creekstone Christmas Eve message for those who were unable to attend. Hope you and yours have a happy New Year!
Here is the message on Matthew 27:45-50 that I taught on Tuesday, Dec. 6, for the Dahlonega community advent luncheon series, entitled, "Waiting Through the Pain." Both audio and sermon notes are included below. I love teaching in that context, where believers from all over the community come together to celebrate the gospel of Jesus. Thanks … Continue reading Advent Luncheon Message: “Waiting Through the Pain” • Matthew 27:45-50
I spent all day Tuesday at Amicalola Falls State Park. I left my laptop at home and turned my phone off so that I could spend 8 hours with my Bible, a notebook and Jesus. I focused on Psalm 23:1-3a, "1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads … Continue reading How is Your Soul?
In order to wrestle though some personal issues related to my family of origin, I'm re-reading Scotty Smith's book, Objects of His Affection. It is a remarkable, biographical (and vulnerable) journey of his moving from knowing intellectually about the love of God to experiencing personally the God of love. I commend it to you with … Continue reading An Object of His Affection
Here is this past Sunday's message from Matthew 7:24-27, "Despair, but Don't Despair." For a link to the sermon, go here. The message roadmap is below.
Lesson2-3_foundations.pdf Download this file Thanks to Dr. Johnny Long for the Three Foundations graphic.
I hope that you were encouraged by the reminder this morning as we began our gathering that we do not invite God to join us, but that God invites us to join and enjoy Him. In Matthew 11:28, Jesus said, "Come unto me those of you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will … Continue reading God’s Weekly Invitation to Rest, Be Renewed and Rejoice
Tomorrow (Sunday) night's Creekstone message is going to be one of those "when the rubber hits the road" messages. Looking at Matthew 14:22-33, we are going to talk about what it means to live by faith rather than by fear. The reality is that we are faced with many reasons to fear. However, when we … Continue reading Tomorrow’s Message: Fear vs. Faith • Matt. 14:22-33
Oops. These are not the Easter notes. Sorry. Will post those next. 🙂 Some have asked for the sermon notes from last week's Easter sunrise service. I guess some like audio and others the bare bones on paper. I hope that either way, we are led more and more to come alive to the wonder … Continue reading Sermon Notes from Two Weeks Ago —> “The Cup” • Matthew 26:36-46
How was the cross the ultimate Fear Factor challenge? Find out in this message, entitled, "The Cup."